By Jean Sibelius is what I’ve been playing on the piano recently. My dad asked me why I liked it. Which was a good question I’d never thought about it before. I like the part where a fermata hovers boldly over a bar. Fermatas mean hold longer than normal–it’s at the player’s discretion. But this […]

Spanish pop music: come on, I know you’re dying to listen…

My students have kindly introduced me to the very best of Spanish pop music.  I’ve sifted through about fifty or so of their recommendations and here are a few of my favs.  (All are strictly from Spain.) Amaral One of the best-selling pop rock Spanish groups.  In “Son Mis Amigos” (These are My Friends) she […]